Saturday, January 19, 2013

Playlist January 18 2012

The Best Songs of 2012

The Emperors Of Wyoming  "Cornfield Palace" Emperors Of Wyoming Hillbilly Digital
 The Hussy  "Undefined"  Weed Seizure Tic Tac Totally
 Bob Dylan “Pay In Blood” Tempest  Columbia

 Thee Oh Sees “Lupine Dominus”  Putrifiers II  In The Red
 Neil Young With Crazy Horse “Psychedelic Pill”  Psychedelic Pill  Reprise — Set Phasers to Dance
 Aimee Mann “Gumby”  Charmer  SuperEgo

 The Beach Boys “That's Why God Made the Radio”  That's Why God Made The Radio  Capitol — Wonderful Reunion show at Summerfest
 Beach House “Wherever You Go”  Bloom  Sub Pop — Hidden Bonus Track
 Frankie Rose “InterStellar” Interstellar  Slumberland
 Lightships “Sweetness In Her Spark”  Electric Cables  Geographic

 Wreckless Eric and Amy Rigby “Do You Remember That?”  A Working Museum  Southern Domestic — The story of their romance
 Spiritualized “I Am What I Am”  Sweet Heart Sweet Light  Fat Possum — Or as the cover says "Huh?"
 Calexico “Para”  Algiers  Anti — A dark dark whirlpool

 Patti Smith “Just Kids”  Banga  Columbia — Bonus track About Robert Mapplethorpe and Patti
 The Liminanas “AF3458”  Crystal Anis  Hozac — Yeah Yeah Yeah
 Yo La Tengo “Stupid Things”  Stupid Things - EP  Matador — New LP Fade is equally sublime
 Man Or Astroman? “Defcon 5”  Single  Chunklet

 Susanna Hoffs “Always Enough”  Someday  Baroque Folk
 Allah Las “Tell Me (What's On Your Mind)”  Allah-Las  Innovative Leisure  — Very cool garage Band
 Cat Power “Manhattan”  Sun  Matador — Insistant little riff

 The dBs “Write Back”  Falling Off The Sky  Bar-None — Great Pop song and welcome return of the dBs
 Bill Fay “Cosmic Concerto (Life Is People)”  Life Is People  Dead Oceans — Surprise return of Cult star

 Goat “Goatman”  World Music  Stranded —  Wild stuff a happening here
 Six Organs Of Admittance “Even If You Knew”  Ascent  Drag City — stretched out Guitar jam
 Redd Kross “Stay Away From Downtown”  Researching the Blues  Merge Records — C'mon Baby let's don't go downtown

 Taken By Trees “Dreams”  Other Worlds  Secretly Canadian —  Hawaii inspired dreams
 Best Coast “Up All Night”  The Only Place  Mexican Summer
 Dr John “Ice Age”  Locked Down  Nonesuch Records — Gris Gris return to form with The Black Keys
 Ty Segall “Would You Be My Love ”  Twins  Drag City — All three of his long players in 2012 were great

 Jens Lekman “She Just Don't Want to Be With You Anymore”  I Know What Love Isn't  Secretly Canadian — Does he truly sing the title word "Don't" in this song??
 Tender Trap “Train from King's Cross Station”  Ten Songs About Girls  Fortuna POP! — From Kansas City to King's Cross via Shangri-La
 Lambchop “Gone Tomorrow”  Mr M  Merge — So quiet yet so powerful in concert

 Garbage “I Hate Love”  Not Your Kind Of People  StunVolume — #10 - Rockin Pondamonium
 The Fresh And Onlys “Fire Alarm”  Long Slow Dance  Mexican Summer — #9 - The Teardrop Still explodes
 Peter Buck “10 Million BC”  Peter Buck  Mississippi — #8 The Spirit of Lux Lives, It's alive I Tell You
 Woods “Is It Honest?”  Bend Beyond  Woodsist — #7 Catchy little chorus

 First Aid Kit “Emmylou”  The Lion's Roar  Wichita — #6 For Gram, June and Johnny Too
 Opossom “Girl”  Electric Hawaii  Fire Records — #5 Put it all together, Girl
 Chuck Prophet “Temple Beautiful”  Temple Beautiful  Yep Roc — #4 A fine and rockin stage show, too

 The XX “Angels”  Coexist  Young Turks — #3 Love love Love, she whispers softly
 Treefort “Hideout”  Tres Fort  Self Released — #2 just a fantastic sound going on
 M.Ward “Primitive Girl”  A Wasteland Companion  Merge Records — #1 The Single version makes it

Friday, January 11, 2013

Playlist January 11 2013

Forward Into The Past (Pt 1)

 Sex Pistols “Holidays In The Sun”  Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols   Virgin — October '77 - Most Important Punk album ever??
 Talking Heads “Uh Oh Love Comes To Town”  Talking Heads: '77   Sire — September '77 Art-Rock
 The Clash “Janie Jones”  The Clash  CBS — April '77 - First British major-label Punk album
 The Damned “Neat Neat Neat”  The Damned  Stiff — February '77 Nick Lowe Production

 Fleetwood Mac “Second Hand News”  Rumours  Warner Bros. — February '77 Mac Plus Buckingham Nicks
 AC/DC “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap”  Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap Atco — September '76 Australian w/ Easybeat connections
 The Modern Lovers “Road Runner”  The Modern Lovers  Home Of The Hits — August 76 - Recorded 71 and 72

 Ramones “Blitzkreig Bop”  Ramones  Sire — April '76 - One of Pop Music's most original bands
 Patti Smith “Gloria”  Horses  Arista — December '75 - Totally original debut
 Bruce Springsteen “Thunder Road”  Born to Run Columbia — August '75 - _ Rock and Roll's Future

 Kraftwerk “Autobahn”  Autobahn  Phillips — November '74 - US Single version
 New York Dolls “Personality Crisis”  New York Dolls  Mercury — July '73 - Todd Rundgren produced debut
 Roxy Music “Do the Strand”  For Your Pleasure  Island — March '73

 Pink Floyd “Speak to Me/Breath”  Dark Side Of The Moon  Harvest — March '73 - Psychedelic noodlings
 Iggy And The Stooges “Search And Destroy”  Raw Power Columbia — February '73 - David Bowie production
 David Bowie “Five Years”  The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars RCA — June '72 - Glam-Rock Superstar
 The Rolling Stones “Rocks Off”  Exile On Main St  Rolling Stones — May '72 - Quintessential Stones album

 Big Star “Feel” #1 Record  Ardent — April 1972 - Alex Chilton post Box-Tops
 Faust “Why Don't You Eat Carrots”Faust  Polydor — November '71 - Edit - Pressed on clear vinyl
 Genesis “The Musical Box”  Nursery Cryme  Charisma — November '71 -Edit - Smart Rock?

 The Allman Brothers Band “Statesboro Blues” At Fillmore East  Capricorn — July '71 - Southern Rock
 Joni Mitchell “All I Want”  Blue  Reprise — June '71 - Confessional Pop songwriting
 Yes “Your's Is No Disgrace”  The Yes Album  Atlantic — February '71 -Edit - Arty Eclecticism
 Can “Paperhouse”  Tago Mago United Artists — February '71 - Edit - Krautrock

 Carole King “I Feel The Earth Move”  Tapestry  Ode — February '71 - Singer Songwriter
 Cat Stevens “Where Do The Children Play?”  Tea For The Tillerman  Island — November '70 - British Folk Pop
 David Bowie “Width of a Circle”  The Man Who Sold the World  Mercury — November '70 - Edit - With guitarist Mick Ronson

 Emerson Lake & Palmer “The Barbarian”  Emerson, Lake & Palmer  Island — November '70 - progressive Supergroup
 Black Sabbath “Black Sabbath”  Black Sabbath  Vertigo — February '70 - Heavy Metal
 James Taylor “Sweet Baby James”  Sweet Baby James  Warner Bros. — February '70 - Singer Songwriter
 The Move “Hello Susie”  ShaZam  Regal Zonophone — February '70 - Power Pop

 Vashti Bunyan “Diamond Day” Just Another Diamond Day  Phillips — Early '70 - Cult Folk Artist - Joe Boyd Production
 Fairport Convention “Come All Ye” Liege and Lief  Island — December '69 - British Folk Rock
 King Crimson “21St Century Schizo├»d Man”  In The Court Of The Crimson King  Island — October '69 - Edit - First True Progressive Rock Masterwork
 Nick Drake “Time Has Told Me”  Five Leaves Left  Island — September '69 - Cult Folk Artist - Joe Boyd Production

 The Stooges “1969” The Stooges  Elektra — August '69 - Garage Punk
 Jethro Tull “A New Day Yesterday”  Stand Up  Island — August '69 - Progressive classic rock
 Blind Faith “Had to Cry Today”  Blind Faith  Polydor — August '69 - Edit - Supergroup Debut

 Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band “Frownland” Trout Mask Replica  Straight Records — June '69 - Weird for weirdness sake
 Crosby, Stills & Nash “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes”Crosby, Stills & Nash  Atlantic — May '69 - Supergroup Debut

Based on The Book "101 Essential Rock Records - The Golden Age of Vinyl From The Beatles to the Sex Pistols " by Jeff Gold  Gingko Press (2012)

First Track Side One Working Backwards